Handy gift from Greene King
A generous donation of 3000 litres of hand sanitiser from pub company Greene King has been gratefully received by leading disability charity Leonard Cheshire.
The care sector as a whole is facing continuous pressures at the moment, with the need for PPE at an all time high. Acts of kindness like this really are so vital in helping us support and protect our staff and residents.Hugh Fenn, Executive Director UK services
The UK’s leading pub operator and brewer responded to the charity’s shortfall in the essential disinfectant by donating 600 five-litre barrels to be distributed to its care homes and services across the UK.
The substantial donation equates to around £18,000, a welcome saving for the charity as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) costs continue to mount.
Greg Sage, Communications Director at Greene King, said:
“When we heard that Leonard Cheshire was struggling to obtain regular supplies, we knew we wanted to do something to help. During this worrying time, it’s important to all come together to help wherever we can.
"With our pubs currently closed we had supplies in our warehouses and are pleased that this donation will contribute to helping the charity protect their frontline care workers who are continuing to provide residents with essential support.”
The donation was delivered on Wednesday 15 April from Greene King’s distribution centre in Park Royal, London.
Hugh Fenn, Executive Director UK services at Leonard Cheshire, commented:
“We are extremely grateful to Greene King for this substantial donation which will be essential to us in the continued battle against coronavirus.
"The care sector as a whole is facing continuous pressures at the moment, with the need for PPE at an all time high. Acts of kindness like this really are so vital in helping us support and protect our staff and residents.”
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Notes to the editors
Greene King is the UK’s leading pub company with 1700 managed pubs across the UK, with brands including Greene King, Hungry Horse, Chef & Brewer and Farmhouse Inns.
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